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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Arizona Business Magazine has grown to encompass not just Arizona Business Magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading monthly business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Luci Chen – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Luci Chen – Partner, Arizona Center for Cancer Care Chen is partner at Arizona Center for Cancer Care and an award-winning medical researcher and radiation oncologist. She is also a volunteer/fundraiser for American Cancer Society, Tesseract, MADD, Salvation Army, Goodwill and Heifer International. Greatest accomplishment: “Co-founding Arizona Cancer Specialists (now Arizona Center for Cancer Care).”… Read More →

G&K Shareholder leads Hance Park Conservancy

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder William F. Allison has been elected as executive vice president of Hance Park Conservancy. Hance Park Conservancy is an organization of stakeholders, cultural institutions, businesses and individuals working in collaboration with the City of Phoenix to produce and implement a redevelopment plan for Margaret T.… Read More →

Internet speeds double for Cox customers

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Cox Communications announced that said it will continue its commitment to customers by doubling the speeds on two of its most popular packages of Internet service for all customers this year. These speed increases will make multiple devices running simultaneously in the home a quicker experience. * Cox High Speed Internet Preferred level will increase… Read More →

Most High-Net Worth Arizonans Enjoy Hobby Investing

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BMO Private Bank today released the results of a study on high-net worth Arizonans (those with at least $1 million in investable assets) and hobby (or passion) investing. The study, the fifth and last in a series by BMO Private Bank examining trends among the affluent, found that half of the state’s wealthy engage in… Read More →

BCBSAZ supports Mount Graham Safe House

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) continues its 75th anniversary statewide outreach campaign, “Arizonans First. Always.” in Graham and Greenlee Counties with essential program funding to Mount Graham Safe House and Greenlee County Library System. Mount Graham Safe House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing 24-hour emergency and ongoing services for domestic violence… Read More →

Delia Carlyle – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Delia Carlyle – Councilwoman, Ak-Chin Indian Commuinity Carlyle is the first Native American woman inducted into the Arizona Democratic Hall of Fame; served as chairwoman of Arizona Indian Gaming Association; and was the first recipient of the Phyllis Bigpond Lifetime Achievement Award.  Greatest accomplishment: “My long-term service to my community and my children and grandchildren.” Surprising… Read More →

Krtistin Bloomquist – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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July 20, 2014 by in Blogs

Krtistin Bloomquist – Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cramer-Krasselt In addition to leading C-K’s Phoenix office, Bloomquist, a blue-chip veteran of the advertising and marketing industry, is responsible for developing the network’s digital production team. Greatest accomplishment: “I am incredibly proud to lead such a talented team. It’s a fortunate feeling to work among… Read More →

Janet G. Betts – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Janet G. Betts – Member, Sherman & Howard Betts is a published author and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America. Greatest accomplishment: “I am a zealous advocate, leading my clients with integrity and perseverance through challenging business situations to meet their expectations and goals. My greatest accomplishment: Achieving the end result, with a thank… Read More →

Dr. Amy Beiter – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Dr. Amy Beiter – President and CEO, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital and Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute Under her leadership, St. Mary’s has been ranked among the top hospitals in the country for quality and patient safety. Greatest accomplishment: “Working alongside medical staff, nursing professionals and associates to establish one of this region’s most sophisticated… Read More →

Desert Schools Promotes Meshey to President

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Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of the organization’s new president, Jeff Meshey. Desert Schools’ current CEO and President, Susan Frank, will retain the title of CEO and remain in the foremost executive leadership position. A former senior executive vice president and veteran of Desert Schools, Meshey assumes the role following 20… Read More →

SRP Ranked No. 1 in Performance by J.D. Power

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Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a report issued today by J.D. Power. With an increase of 21 performance points from a year ago, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for the 13th consecutive year.… Read More →

G&K Shareholder Joins AzAJ Board

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Lincoln Combs has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Arizona Association for Justice, also known as the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (AzAJ/AzTLA). The Association is an organization of lawyers dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting a fair and effective justice… Read More →

What companies have the worst customer service?

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Ranker.com, a platform that produces thousands of crowdsourced answers to opinion-based questions, has collected nearly 14,000 votes on what people think are the companies with the worst customer service. Nearly 5,000 votes were also collected on what people think are the most evil Internet companies. Here are the current rankings for both lists: Companies With… Read More →

Goodwill gets $30K Bank of America grant

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Goodwill of Central Arizona recently received a $30,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation that will provide funding to Goodwill’s Computer and Customer Service Training (CCST) program. The grant is part of the bank’s focus on supporting local workforce development programs. Goodwill of Central Arizona offers CCST training programs on-site at four (West… Read More →

Phoenix a Top 5 City for Small Business

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Phoenix is one of America’s top five cities for creating small business opportunities and opening doors for entrepreneurs according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The national organization cites “Phoenix’s rebounding economy, favorable climate and entrepreneurial culture” as elements that attract small business owners. NFIB specifically recognized the City Council’s recent steps to improve… Read More →